August 14 - September 28, 2017

2017 Eclipse Event: TOTALITY 

That the eclipse is happening in our back yard is very special, but everyone’s reasons for viewing it is different. Our relationship to the Cosmos is like that: some are interested in space as a vehicle for fantasy and some are interested in in space as a vehicle for scientific exploration. With this exhibition, and the companion arts activities, I bring together artworks and artists who put us in touch with our human relationship to the Cosmos in some manner.  Julia Bradshaw, curator

More than a typical art exhibition, TOTALITY is a series of exciting events happening on campus in conjunction with the August 21st total solar eclipse.

TOTALITY includes a five-week, curated exhibition in Fairbanks Gallery and a full range of arts programming throughout eclipse weekend, including photography workshops, performance art, storytelling, and music, in response to this rare and exceptional event.

The TOTALITY exhibition will include:

William Carroll Photograph

Historical Responses

Photographer Eric William Carroll’s project “Standard Stars;” documents the deterioration of emulsion peeling off astronomical glass plate negatives. Drawn from the Astronomical Photographic Data Archive, these images document the history of photographing the sky from the late 1800’s until the end of the 20th century on what is a now obsolete medium.  Visually and metaphorically, "Standard Stars" represents the human attempt to study, represent, and organize the Universe.

Social Responses

Continuing her exploration of the most shared images online, New York-based Artist Penelope Umbrico samples images of the most consumed and produced subject matter, ‘sunsets’ in her visually mesmerizing single-channel video “Sun/Screen”.

Space Exploration

Eugene, Oregon based artist Julia Oldham’s animated video “Laika’s Lullaby” tells the story of one of the many animals sent into space as part of early space exploration; reminding the viewer of a not so pleasant aspect of man’s exploration into space. 

Scientific Responses

Corvallis-based astrophotographer Tom Carrico exhibits two photographs of nebula that are both a scientific and an engineering feat; an image of a dying star and a birthing star.

Joan Truckenbrod has created an installation specifically for this exhibition, incorporating video-projection on a sculpted landscape. The sound and video installation draws our attention to the equilibrium theory of tides and the lunar cycle.

Space as a Surveillance Tool

Julie Anand and Damon Sauer have spent three years photographing the concrete calibration markers initially installed in the 1950’s as part of the government’s Corona project to enable orbiting satellites to calibrate their devices. They then mapped the GPS coordinates and altitude of the satelites orbiting the earth at the time they take the photograph and draw arcs onto the photographs representing each satellite’s trajectory; making the invisible, visible.

The Cosmos as a Vehicle for Fantasy

Miwa Matreyek’s animated single-channel video “Lumerence” was originally inspired by a visit to the Mt. Wilson Observatory. The short film explores the human desire for space-travel as a way of connecting with the universe. Making a similarly fantastical response, Rick Kleinosky’s “Homeless Journals” include drawings of aliens and poetry written during a time when he lived outdoors.

John Whitten Drawing

Lyrical and Artistic Responses

Portland-based artist John Whitten’s obsessive and meticulous drawings are one part meditation, one part an exercise in chance, and definitely inspired by the upcoming eclipse. School of Arts and Communication Director and Painter Lee Ann Garrison connects our humanity with the moon in her painting that imagines the moon with an internal heart. Portland artist Ben Buswell anchors one wall of the gallery with his large-format embellished Lamda prints titled “Four Suns”.


Vija Celmins has thousands of astronomical photographs of the night sky. On display is a suite of three prints created by transforming found astronomical photographs. Each print makes use of three or four printmaking techniques. By transforming these photographs into prints, Celmins aims to give the photographs more substance. From a distance, the images look photographic and the photographic attributes are underscored by the inclusion of two prints depicting reversals or negatives of the night sky. Upon closer inspection of the prints, the intricate drawing and printmaking marks become apparent. The prints were printed and published by Gemini G.E.L. and have been loaned to the Totality exhibition courtesy of Jordan Schnitzer and his Family Foundation.






July 17 - August 9, 2017


Andrew Myers is an Oregon artist whose studio practice in drawing and printmaking is incorporated with elements of installation and sculpture. His work has been showcased in Art in America, the Portland Modern,, Creative Quarterly, and more. Myers is part of the viewing program at the Drawing Center in New York City. He was recipient of a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Ford Family Foundation to travel, create work in residence and install an exhibition in the Slovak Republic (July 2016) and has received a Ford Family Foundation sponsored residency at Playa for this August.

Myers’ large scale work for Accretions interacts with the exhibition space and engages the viewer by becoming part of the environment. Integral to Myers’ work is the handmade mark and the physical evidence and visual history of the artist’s hand. The concepts of place and home, conservation and preservation of wild places and creatures are themes that permeate the work.

The theme of extinction also weighs heavily in Accretions. Myers uses mixed media drawings to explore the themes on modular assembled surfaces. Prehistoric animals, endangered and threatened species and the human figure are combined in amalgamated forms on layered surfaces.


June 5 - 17, 2017


Twenty Oregon State University students completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees this spring present their thesis work in an exhibition in airbanks Gallery. Students exhibiting in the show are Milla Oliveira, Mike Chasco, Angelica Ingeman, Diana Robbins, Kelsey Carruth, Ariyon Kawai, Brooklyn Cochran, Kiana McCurry, Mai Xee Yang, Johnny Beaver, Reid Dehle, Lily Hudnell-Almas, Koa Tom, Kaylee Weyrauch, Kody Kirkpatrick, Cat Fitzsimmons, Tiffany Cha, Madelaine Corbin, Alexandra May, Caroline Moses.


May 8 - May 31, 2017


Experiments in Story is a group exhibition featuring the work of some of OSU's New Media Communications faculty. Amanda TasseCarmen TiffanyDan Faltesek and Todd Kesterson offer unique perspectives on the vital relationship between data collection and the visual arts. This multimedia exhibition will highlight strategies for visualizing complex information by presenting platforms where ideas can be more easily understood, interpreted and discussed.

April 3 - May 3, 2017

Cultural Conversations: Prints from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

See website


March 13 - March 21, 2017

Way Beyond the Rainbow: The Plinkiewisch Scholarship Exhibition

Way Beyond the Rainbow exhibits the varied interests and skills of the 2016-2017 Plinkiewisch scholars. The six participating students are Maddy Corbin, a senior in 3D art; Milla Oliveira, a senior in painting and drawing; Suehade Soto, a sophomore studying sculpture; Angelica Ingeman, a senior in painting; Kaylee Weyrauch, a senior with a concentration on photography; and Johnny Beaver, a senior with a focus on painting and conceptual art.

The Plinkiewisch scholarship was established in 1995 through the estate of Helen Edwina Plinkiewisch, a 1929 graduate of Oregon State Agricultural College, in memory of her mother, Amy Rosina Hansen. The award is granted for one year and continues with a quarterly review. Once a student has received a Plinkiewisch scholarship, a renewal process each spring determines if they will continue to receive support for additional years of study.

Milla Oliveira: Everything I know About Painting (After Philip Guston) (2017),

acrylic on paper 72" x 80" 2017

Photo courtesy the artist


January 25 – March 8, 2017

Damien Gilley and Jeff Sheridan: Darwin Machine

Multi-disciplinary, multi-media


December 9, 2016 – January 23, 2017

The Montage Collective: Juried OSU student art

Photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, printing making


November 5 – 30, 2016

Kerry Skarbakka: On the Brink

Photography, combined media


October 3 – November 2, 2016

Julia Bradshaw and Anna Fidler

Photography, painting





OSU Graduating Art Senior Show

Annual Exhibit

May 31 - June 10, 2016


Ben Buswell

Embellished photographs, mixed media, sculptures, drawings

May 2 - 25, 2016


Michael Boonstra

Transitory Surface

Digital prints on aluminum, mixed media, drawings

April 4 - April 27, 2016


Nigel Poor

The San Quentin Prison Report Archive Project

Inkjet prints with handwritten text

February 8 - March 1, 2016


Craig Goodworth

Blood & Honey

Sculpture, installation and poetry/performance

January 11 - February 3, 2016


Contemporary Japanese Prints

A selection of contemporary Japanese artists working in a variety of printmaking media

November 9 - December 1, 2015


Recent Past


OSU Art Faculty
James B. Thompson, Schemata: Rural Life and Leisure Pursuits

       Ralph Pugay, Everything Taste Like Chicken

       Chang-ah Choi, Artifacts & Incidents

       OSU Photo Faculty, Showcase

       Fritz Liedtke, Astra Velum

       Frank Boyden, Oregon Icon

OSU Graduating Art Seniors



OSU Art Faculty

       Jacinda Russell, Two, Nine & Twelve

       Michael Paul Miller, The Long Road

       Nicole Jean Hill, Artifacts & Incidents

       Samantha Wall, Only Part of the Story

       John Maul, A Generous Life

       Royal Nebeker, Prints

OSU Graduating Art Seniors



OSU Art Faculty

       Analee Fuentes, Del Corazón (By Heart)

Michael Lazarus, Are You Real

OSU Photography Instructors, Focus/Refocus

Susan Seubert, Ambrotypes

Rae Mahaffey, Oil on panel

       Heidi Schwegler, Grayout

OSU Graduating Art Seniors



OSU Art Faculty

       Sean Caulfield, Darkfire and the Waiting Room

       Kate Hunt, Transcendence

Mark Newport, Alter Egos

Clarence Morgan, Material Traces

Cameron Anne Mason, Surface.Form.Stitch

Cara Tomlinson, Paintings

OSU Graduating Art Seniors



OSU Art Faculty

Jeesoo Lee, Degree of Beauty

Rachel Hines, Rachel Huffman, Rachel Warkentin, 3Rach(a)els

Shelley Jordon, Materfamilias

Nancy Froehlich, Nadra Moritz, Zvezdana Stojmirovic, Azin Valy: Type/Life

Linda Hutchins, Through Line

Cascade Print Exchange V

OSU Graduating Art Seniors



OSU Art Faculty

Luba Lukova

Susie Nielsen & Christine Gallagher

Stephen Hayes

Fred Burton

Shawn Bitters

Chang-Ae Song

OSU Graduating Art Seniors



OSU Art Faculty

Berkley Chappell

Sarah Grew

Debra Beers

Karen Kunc

John Sexton

Marilee Salvator

OSU Graduating Art Seniors



OSU Art Faculty

Jenny Schmid, Free Citizens of the DzR, Linocut, Etching, Lithography

        Pat Boas, Idiom, Drawings

        Emily Ginsburg, Habitual, Prints & Video

        World Visions: Selections from the Department of Art Fine Art Print Collection

        Lauren Grossman, Whithersoever, Mixed-media sculpture

        Heejung Kim, The World Between, Sculptural Books

                &  Sarah Pucill, Stages of Mourning, Film

        OSU Graduating Art Seniors, Annual Exhibit



OSU Art Faculty

Tala Madani, Cake Men, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas

Yuji Hiratsuka, Recent Works, Prints and Drawings

Martha Wehrle, New Works, Mixed Media

Ed Musante, Cigar Box Paintings, Mixed media

Bill Viola: The Reflecting Pool & Observance, Video Installations

Art Werger, Overview, Mezzotints & Aquatints

Tom Nakashima, Stewart’s Sticks and Huddled Masses, Collage on canvas

OSU Graduating Art Seniors’ Exhibit



OSU Art Faculty

Andrew Myers, Be Useful, Mixed-media Drawings

Yoshiko Shimano, Prints

Impressions, Prints from the Department of Art Fine Art Collection

Sandra Dal Pogetto, Wild Time

Plenkiwiesich Scholarship Exhibit;

Jay Backstrand, Mixed-media paintings

OSU Art Emeriti Exhibit

OSU Graduating Art Seniors.



OSU Art Faculty

Stu Levy, Grand Canyon, Photographs

Sue Coe, Tragedy of War, A Print Cycle

Michael Schultheis, Paintings from Harmonic Oscillations

Reallegories, the Poetic Narrative in Painting

Carol Ann Carter, Waiting Room: A multi-media installation

Harry Widman, Paintings

OSU Graduating Seniors

Philip Pearlstein, Nine Prints, West Gallery.



OSU Art Faculty

Tony Fitzpatrick, Etchings & Lithographs

Yoonmi Nam, Bamboo Forest, Installation,

Loren Nelson, Under Wraps: Buildings In Transition, Photographs

Kay French, About the Plants of Paradise, Painting

Minoru Ohira, Nature’s Hand, Sculpture

Cody Bustamante, Paintings

OSU Graduating Seniors.



OSU Art Faculty

Rick Bartow: Sweat & Steam, Paintings and Drawings

Ajay Garg: Conemporary Miniature Indain Paintings

Fine Arts Print Collection

Katherine Ace: Momentary Histories, Painting

Shelley Jordon: Open Skies: Recent Paintings

Robert Hess: Cast & Forged: Bronze Sculpture

OSU Graduating Seniors



OSU Art Faculty Exhibit

Geraldine Ondrizek, Stem Cells and Cellular Tissue, Installation

Contemporary Prints: Dine, Warhol, Lichenstein and Others

Ted Wiprud, Selected Works 1964-2002

Bill Rades, Paintings and Drawings

Julie Green & Clay Lohmann, Paintings

Dick Arentz, Platinum and Palladium Prints

OSU Graduating Seniors.



OSU Art Faculty Exhibit

Lee Imonen: Recent Sculpture

Chang-ae Song: Soul of Seoul, Paintings

Gordon Gilkey: Memorial Union Gallery

Clint Brown: Studies in Sanguine

Bruce Barnbaum: Cosmic Earth: Photographs

Plinkiewisch Scholarship Students

Polish Posters by Andrea Marks

Wendell Black: An American Master

Mail From the Edge: Stamps of Michael Thompson & Michael Henandez de Luna

Graduating Seniors Exhibit



OSU Art Faculty Exhibit

Melinda Thorsnes, The Last Decade; Paintings and Drawings

David Nez, Mixed Media on Paper & Mixed Media Sculpture

Marina Mangubi, Paintings and Softground

John Maul, Works in Bronze and Mixed Media

James Lee Hansen, Bronze Sculpture

OSU Art Students

OSU Graduating Seniors

West Gallery Exhibitions: Ying Tan, Multi-media

American Institute of Graphic Arts